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Old 12-20-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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leather suit in washing machine?

have you tried and ended up with good results??

Read that Barnacle Bill suggests this and just wash in the machine on delicate cycle and air dry out of sun/heat. Wanted to get some opinions before messing up some leathers.
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:51 PM   #2
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ive never washed leather , always took them to drycleaners , alot easier for me than messing with them, and thats a leather jacket non riding jacket i should say
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Leather + washing mashine = FAIL!
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water + spinning + leathers = no bueno.
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:19 PM   #5
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:26 PM   #6
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i have put my fieldsheer suit in the washing machine before. the front loader type, not the agitator type. air died and presto.... clean suit.
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:21 PM   #7
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I just don't sweat in mine so I don't have to clean it...


Well, except for the seat area gets dirty if I'm too hot going in to the Diamonds Edge.
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Who washes their leathers? I thought being all stinky was half the fun?
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:34 PM   #9
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You should have your suit wash at least one time each season depends on heavily usage/sweat or not. Sweats weaken the threads, bacteria makes it smells. Wash it and condition it will make it last longer.
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You should have your suit wash at least one time each season depends on heavily usage/sweat or not. Sweats weaken the threads, bacteria makes it smells. Wash it and condition it will make it last longer.
Works for me; I've washed all my leathers that I rent & my own personal leathers.
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:45 AM   #11
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It seems some swear by putting leathers in the machine on delicate but to risky IMO after researching it some more.

So do yall just throw it in a tub of water and air dry or take it to a shop?
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post up your washing machine and what settings you used!

no for real. ill go use one of those badass space age washing machines that do it all.
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post up your washing machine and what settings you used!

What would be a good first time washing machine for a first a first time bike for a first set of leathers that are dirty? I've heard different opinions & just don't know what to do.
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so posting up a legitimate question about cleaning leathers is somehow out of line on a motorcycle forum or what? Keep forgetting there is only 1 way to get over 10,000 posts in a year.
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so posting up a legitimate question about cleaning leathers is somehow out of line on a motorcycle forum or what? Keep forgetting there is only 1 way to get over 10,000 posts in a year.
annoying huh!?!? FWIW, i would launder your leathers according to the wash/care instructions that came with the suit. With so many types/thicknesses/variations in suits these days i would stick with manufacturer instructions, they probably know best.
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so posting up a legitimate question about cleaning leathers is somehow out of line on a motorcycle forum or what? Keep forgetting there is only 1 way to get over 10,000 posts in a year.
You calling me out?

I asked a serious question. I don't have one of those thousand dollar front load washers with the fancy on it, but I have access to one. I seriously want to know what others washed theirs on so I can give mine a try.
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my old fieldsheers i have used several ways to wash. used to turn them inside out and use detergent and a brush. after air drying i conditioned the leather. after a couple years I just threw them in the washer and repeated the process. my dainese 1 pc has yet to get dirty enough to launder. I have washed the removable liner a couple of times but the leather suit itself will go to a professional cleaner when it is time.
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You calling me out?

I asked a serious question. I don't have one of those thousand dollar front load washers with the fancy on it, but I have access to one. I seriously want to know what others washed theirs on so I can give mine a try.
yes and propheads reply a couple posts up.

Seems like I took your post the wrong way though, thought you were implying my question was pointless and was trying to make some remarks at it. But guess you would like to know the same answer i'm trying to find out also, so its all good man

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annoying huh!?!?
Postwhoring? yes..

Thanks for the reply's about washing leathers so far, also have the fieldsheer suit witchdocter so i'll for sure give that a shot
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Used to wash my MX leather back in teh day with no problems.
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